MSI Z270 GAMING M6 AC (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M6 AC (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180703
Uptime1 Days
Run DateSep 23 '19 at 17:58
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (58th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
80.6% Excellent
Memory 94.2
1-Core 99
2-Core 191
77% 128 Pts
4-Core 362
8-Core 565
59% 463 Pts
64-Core 605
41% 605 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 80.6%
Great: 99%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 250GB-$49
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 498
Write 446
Mixed 442
103% 462 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 53.3
179% 65.3 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 276
231% 334 MB/s
Poor: 68% Great: 122%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
541GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 141 142 143 142 138 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
91.1% Outstanding
Read 177
Write 140
Mixed 109
SusWrite 141
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
223% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 91.1%
Great: 108%
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 2TB
2TB free
Firmware: ML6OA800
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 125 125 124 125 124 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - drive id incomplete or inconclusive
Read 128
Write 107
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 125
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 38% Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSB.16FBD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
89.9% Excellent
MC Read 32.1
MC Write 35.7
MC Mixed 28.8
92% 32.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.9
SC Write 36.1
SC Mixed 25.4
74% 25.8 GB/s
Latency 59.4
67% 59.4 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 92%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z270 GAMING M6 AC (MS-7A78) Builds (Compare 1,093 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 111%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M6 AC (MS-7A78)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,094
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HDDRAMUSB
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